The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Human Resources

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UNOPS offers flexible and tailored human resources solutions to UN partners, where speed and efficiency are essential. We provide specialist human resources support in peace and security contexts, during rapidly changing humanitarian emergencies, or for longer term development, based on the needs of our partners.

Our support services include on-time contract and payroll management, and expert recruitment, designed to bring the best people on board, to get the job done right.

  • 8.7M
    Days of paid work for beneficiaries

    Our commitment to sustainability is underlined by the jobs we create in the communities where we work. Of the 8.7 million days of paid work created for beneficiaries, 4.1 million of these days were undertaken by women.

  • 48H
    Deployment time to reach crisis
    Number of hours to reach crisis

    At the height of the Ebola Crisis in West Africa, we identified and deployed a team of experts to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone within 48 hours.

  • 7,000
    Partner contracts

    UNOPS manages more than 7,000 partner contracts for personnel working in refugee response, healthcare and the environment each year.

Our expertise

  • We respond quickly in humanitarian contexts, helping ensure that partners get the right people on board to get the job done right.
  • We provide large-scale recruitment solutions for UN partners, such as the UN Secretariat and the UN Refugee Agency.
  • We manage on-call mediation experts that can be rapidly deployed to UN peacebuilding and conflict prevention efforts.
  • We maintain dedicated pools of technical experts ready to deploy to development challenges.
  • We offer a catalogue of dedicated, efficient and global shared services to our partners. 

Gender parity is necessary when working in challenging locations

Humanitarian aid and development projects often take place in difficult locations. The need for a diverse and gender-balanced workforce to implement these projects can’t be ignored.

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